Aussie Jews bless the sun

April 8, 2009 by J-Wire
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Jews around Australia particioated today in a rare religious occasion….Birchat Hachama, the blessing of the sun.

Raising their children to the sun

Raising their children to the sun

The ceremony takes place every 28 years at a time when the sun is calculated to be in the sky at exactly the same location as it was at the time of the Creation.

Starting in New Zealand, the ceremonies took place around the globe as the sun rose in the respective countries.

The ceremony spanned all branches of Judiasm.

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